(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The Oud Hobbyists Association of the Sultan Qaboos Center for Culture and Sciences recently organised a concert by renowned oud artiste Dr Ahmed Fathi, at the Diwan of Royal Court's Oases Club in Azaiba.
Dr Fathi played his own compositions and some from Yemen's musical heritage. The concert was preceded by a workshop by Dr Fathi that began on April 11.
Speaking before the concert, Dr Fathi said, ''I had visited the Oud Hobbyists Association in 2008 when it was in its initial years. This time I saw immense progress in the level of oud players here.
''After seeing their advanced level, I trained them on playing some of my compositions. I knew that they will be able to play them and they did.''
Yaqoob al Harrasi, Nebras al Malahi, Ziyad al Harbi, Yousuf al Luwaihi, Hussain al Bahri, Yaqoob al Sulaimani, Ibrahim al Mamari, Mohamed al Ghufaili, Ibrahim al Balushi, and Hamad al Farsi were part of the concert.
Others in the group were Ahmed al Siyabi, Khalid al Khalidi, Idrees al Balushi, Naeem al Balushi and Turki al Hadi, Dr Moddather Abu Alwafa, Tahra al Balushi and Radhiya al Obaidani on the violin, Wahab al Dhanki on the kanoon, Matloobah al Maimani on the nay and Raed al Farsi on a Korg, and Asal al Yahmada and Younis al Mawali on the guitar accompanied Dr Fathi in his performances.